KEYSER - Former New Creek Public Service District board member Pete Pamepinto has taken issue with current chairman Jerry Whisner's assessment of why Pamepinto resigned from the PSD.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Former New Creek Public Service District board member Pete Pamepinto has taken issue with current chairman Jerry Whisner’s assessment of why Pamepinto resigned from the PSD.
In a statement released to the News Tribune on Tuesday, Whisner, the county commissioner appointed to serve on the PSD in April in an attempt to get the utility’s affairs in order, Whisner said the board members at that time “quickly realized that the $150 per meeting they were being paid was not near adequate and quickly resigned.”
Tuesday, Pamepinto, who was one of those board members, told the News Tribune that money had nothing to do with why he resigned.
Declining to get into specifics, he said a disagreement with another board member over a meeting that he had missed due to other commitments was actually what led to his decision to bow out.
“I just want to clear my name,” Pamepinto said, noting that the money was never a consideration either in accepting the appointment to the board or in resigning from it last spring.